Shanna Tallarico, Supervising Attorney, Consumer Protection

Shanna is a Supervising Attorney with the Consumer Protection Unit serving clients facing an array of consumer-related legal challenges.  Shanna primarily works for UJA’s Connect to Care (C2C) program assisting individuals who have been negatively impacted by the recession navigate issues such as foreclosure prevention, unemployment insurance, and bankruptcy.  Shanna is also a project attorney for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) project.  Through this program, Shanna provides legal support, advice, and referrals to OFE financial counselors and assists clients with complex consumer financial issues with a particular focus on student debt.  Prior to joining NYLAG, Shanna clerked for the Honorable Christine O.C. Miller at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.  She has also worked at a small immigration practice in New York and spent several months in Argentina doing public interest work.  Shanna is a graduate of Pace University School of Law, summa cum laude, and she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.